About the Object

Constellation: Sculptor
Category: Galaxies
MIRI
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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 34 27.09
Position (Dec):-36° 6' 3.96"
Field of view:2.01 x 1.98 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 91.7° left of vertical



Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
275 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
U
336 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
438 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3

Hubble Sees the Big Picture of a Complex Galaxy

The winding spiral structure of the galaxy IC 5332 is portrayed in amazing detail by this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The clarity of Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) separates the arms of the galaxy from dark patches of dust in between, which block out the ultraviolet and visible light Hubble is sensitive to. Younger and older stars can be differentiated by their colours, showing how they are distributed throughout the galaxy. Meanwhile, Webb’s MIRI image provides a very different view, instead highlighting the patterns of gas spread throughout the galaxy.

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Credit:

ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-JWST and PHANGS-HST Teams

About the Image

Id: potm2209b
Type: Observation
Release date: 27 September 2022, 06:00
Size: 3038 x 2995 px


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